Letter to the Editor on “The 2018 Definition of Periprosthetic Hip and Knee Infection: An Evidence-Based and Validated Criteria”

      We read with interest the article entitled “The 2018 Definition of Periprosthetic Hip and Knee Infection: An Evidence-Based and Validated Criteria” by Parvizi et al [
      • Parvizi J.
      • Tan T.L.
      • Goswami K.
      • Higuera C.
      • Della Valle C.
      • Chen A.F.
      • et al.
      The 2018 definition of periprosthetic Hip and knee infection: an evidence-based and validated criteria.
      ]. Our group includes pathologists with subspecialty expertise in hemostasis and thrombosis testing and orthopedic surgeons; we are especially interested in the proposed use of D-dimer in modified scoring criteria for diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection.
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